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Holiday Events

Embrace the magic of the Holiday Season in Barrie and create timeless memories. Step away from the hustle of holiday preparations and delve into the enchantment of our family-friendly holiday events. From delightful holiday markets catering to everyone on your gift list to mesmerizing Christmas light displays that will leave all in awe.

Meet Santa, share your Christmas wishes, witness the magical tree lighting ceremonies, and so much more – it's all here to make your holiday season truly special.

Holiday Lights Display


Springwater Provincial Park
1331 Highway 26, Minesing
Date: Nov 17 - Jan 6, 2024

Magic of Lights, a unique and dazzling drive-through holiday lights experience, is bigger and brighter than before, with more than a mile of spectacular light displays that bring to life your favourite holiday scenes and characters.

trees wrapped in lights


Downtown Barrie & Meridian Place
30 Simcoe Street, Barrie
Date: Nov 18 - January, 2024

Come and check out the amazing light displays throughout Heritage Park and Meridian Place. Grab your favourite hot drink and bring the family or friends Downtown for a light-filled walk along the waterfront and into the Downtown.



Friday Harbour Resort
3999 Friday Drive, Innisfil
Date: Nov 24 - Dec 30, 2023

The Piazza and Promenade will transform into the Christmas Market, styled after the traditional European markets. The event will include our 40’ Christmas tree, chalet cabins with offerings of seasonal food and beverage, and holiday items sold from local and community retailers. Weekends.

NYE Rec Room

The Rec Room Bew Year's Eve Bash

The Rec Room Barrie
8 N Village Way, Barrie
Date: Dec 31, 2023

Whether you’re looking for a complete eats and entertainment-filled night out, joining us for a late bite, or just wanting to squeeze some gaming in before the ball drops, your eats, games, and entertainment are more than covered!

Barrie Downtown Countdown

Barrie Downtown Countdown

Barrie Downtown Countdown
70 Collier Street, Barrie
Date: Dec 31, 2023

This free evening of fun and celebration is one of Central Ontario’s largest celebrations featuring family activities, skating, live music, and fireworks all set under the twinkling lights of the arch of old City Hall. We can’t wait to celebrate with you!